Yep, it’s true. Even for those not directly affected by the floods in Gloucestershire, the mains water appears to be off over large swathes of the town of Cheltenham, whether directly affect by floods, or not. One ‘refugee’ I know who has temporarily re-located with her sister locally has been out buying supplies of ‘wet wipes’ before she goes back next week because they are sold out in her home town! Apparently there is nothing better available to wash with!! Five days into the floods, and it’s not funny.
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